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Standard USG.2

USG.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and functions of government at all levels in the United States.

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2020

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Three Branches of Government | Facts of Congress
Three Branches of Government | Facts of Congress

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Learn about the three branches of government. The president is the executive branch. The president makes important decisions on issues like the environment or healthcare, and is the Commander-in-Chief...
House of Representatives | Facts of Congress
House of Representatives | Facts of Congress

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Learn about the House of Representatives. States elect representatives based on the population. Larger states like California have more representatives than a smaller state like Vermont...
Federalism | Facts of Congress
Federalism | Facts of Congress

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The U.S. Government is made up of local, state and federal government. Local government handle local issues like police, water, and building permits. State government handles issues like education...
Key Congressional Leaders | Facts of Congress
Key Congressional Leaders | Facts of Congress

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The Speaker of the House is the leader of the House of Representatives. Their job is to set which bills will be voted on and to maintain order Both the House and the Senate have a majority and minor...
Checks and Balances | Facts of Congress
Checks and Balances | Facts of Congress

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No branch of government should dominate the other. Congress passes laws, but the President must approve. The President nominates judges, but Congress approves. The Supreme Court can declare laws...
First Amendment | Facts of Congress
First Amendment | Facts of Congress

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In 1789, people noticed some new things the United States new Constitution didn't address. The First Congress came up with changes, also known as amendments. These became known as the Bill of Rights...
Amendments | Facts of Congress
Amendments | Facts of Congress

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Amendments are important part of what happens in Congress. A member proposes a bill that gets sent to a committee for viewing. They can vote to add amendments to the bill. Amendments can change the...
Senate | Facts of Congress
Senate | Facts of Congress

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Learn about the Senate, one of the bodies that make up the U.S. Congress. There are 100 senators, two from each state. Senators can serve six-year terms. Some of their duties include approving or...